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Step inside history’s most daring conspiracy

London, 1605. A city divided. The fuse of rebellion is lit. The peace of the nation balances on a knife edge...

Step into a world where spies and informants hide in every shadow.

Your mission is to go undercover and unmask the mysterious figures behind history’s most infamous plot. But when you’re surrounded by ‘traitors’ who can you trust?

Layered Reality™ and Historic Royal Palaces present The Gunpowder Plot, a thrilling new immersive experience. May 2022. Tower Vaults at the Tower of London

Get ready for a new Layered Reality™ experience

Experience London as it was in 1605. Your five senses will ignite as you make a dangerous attempt to escape the Tower, uncover a secret safehouse and make the daring journey along the Thames towards the Houses of Parliament. You’re not just witnessing history, you are part of it.

You are transported into the heart of a story in which you are the protagonist. You’re thrown into the world the plotters inhabited, immersed in an unforgettable, fully 360 environment. Using a combination of live theatre and the latest digital technology you will journey back in time and experience the deception first hand, but will you stop the plot?

“Think extraordinarily detailed 360 sets that you can touch and feel and smell. Think boundary breaking immersive technology paired with cutting edge theatrical innovation. Everything we are working on is to make this dark and superbly rich world come to life, and this experience utterly unforgettable.”

Hannah Price, Creative Director

“It’s like somebody made a brilliant movie version of The Gunpowder Plot and it came to life around you and exploded in your face with bits of Jacobean London flying at you.”

Danny Robins, Writer


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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER'S CHOICE for Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience
Gold Winner for SOMNAI
Winner of Best Use of Next Generation Technology for SOMNAI
GOLD WINNER FOR BEST INNOVATION for Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience
Top Rated on Tripadvisor for Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience
Epic Megagrants Recipient by Fortnite developers, Epic Games 2021 for The Gunpowder Plot
Thea Outstanding Achievement Award for Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience
TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER'S CHOICE for Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience

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“The best fully immersive show I’ve ever seen. We exited with massive grins on our faces and the knowledge that we had just lived through something amazing”

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"Thrilling...There hasn't been an immersive experience in London of such scale or audacity since Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man"

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“A dreamy immersive VR experience… it feels like we’re in an episode of Black Mirror”

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MIND BLOWING!

FANTASTIC. I've done loads of immersive events including about 5 Secret Cinemas. This was better. My daughter and I were thrilled and excited the entire time.

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“An assault on all 5 senses... I jumped out of my skin!”

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“A total must-see"

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